Quality sleep is critical for good health.

Millions of people have problems falling asleep and waking up fully refreshed. I’m sure you know more than a few who have complained about not being able to get to sleep easily. Or, those people who have extreme difficulty waking up and staying awake.

Insufficient sleep increases your risk of death from heart attack, stroke, diabetes, hypertension and more according to the November 2016 issue of Life Extension magazine.

Natural foods that help us sleep

Drugs don’t give you that good quality sleep you need. Natural foods do. Bioactive milk peptides help us get to sleep sooner and reduce the fog of waking up tired.

Bioactive milk peptides activate our brain pathways to reduce GABA (gamma aminobenzoic acid), serotonin, and dopamine. Drugs such as Valium, Ativan, and other benzodiazepine drugs rely on the increased activation of GABA receptors to counter anxiety.

Milk peptides are not habit forming as many drugs. Bioactive milk peptides stimulate relaxation and allow you to go to sleep easier. These bioactive peptides also reduce blood pressure, heart rate, and cortisol levels.

Ashwagandha is a medicinal herb used for physiological balance. This herb has been shown to reduce anxiety, stress, and insomnia. Tests with patients using ashwagandha demonstrated reductions in blood levels of cortisol, body weight, and anxiety. Ashwagandha, like bioactive milk peptides, reduces the levels of GABA.

Melatonin has been used as a sleep aid for decades. We produce melatonin in our pineal glands in response to darkness. Melatonin production falls with age. Boosting melatonin levels with supplements increases our ability to relax and fall asleep. Medical studies indicate that patients using melatonin improved their sleep patterns, their quality of sleep, and the duration of their sleep.

Do not take any natural sleep remedies if you are already taking any prescription drugs for sleep. Always consult your physician before incorporating any new regimen, including natural foods.

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